Tribute sent by Hezekiah, king of Judah

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 01 September 2017
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This is the beginning of a cuneiform inscription, which was carved on the pair of human-headed and winged bulls flanking the main entrance to the throne room of King Sennacherib. This inscription is from the area under the stomach of the bull (lamassu). It includes the most detailed surviving account on the tribute sent by Hezekiah, King of Juda, after the Assyrian military campaign to Palestine in 701 BCE. From Courtyard H, door "a", the South-West Palace at Nineveh, Northern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (British Museum in London)

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2017, September 01). Tribute sent by Hezekiah, king of Judah. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/6998/tribute-sent-by-hezekiah-king-of-judah/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Tribute sent by Hezekiah, king of Judah." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 01, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/6998/tribute-sent-by-hezekiah-king-of-judah/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Tribute sent by Hezekiah, king of Judah." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 01 Sep 2017. Web. 23 Oct 2021.